What happens when animals meet outdoor recreationalists? Mostly funny, sometimes scary-funny, videos. Like an ostrich chasing cyclists down the road. So, here's the ultimate roundup of our favorite - and wildest - animal encounters to complete your weekend.
1. No one messes with Mama Moose. Warning: you will laugh, and then maybe feel guilty about it.
2. This one has gotta hurt!
3. Ostriches can sprint up to 43 mph, so these dudes must have been hauling ass.
4. Oh look, a bear! OH SHIT THERE'S A BEAR.
5. "He's friendly." No he's not, people! Don't pet the bison. I repeat: do not pet the bison.
6. Baby sharks may be little, but they still have razor-sharp teeth. And if they're out of the water, you can bet your ass (or chest) they'll probably bite you.
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